The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1905

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p.1 Steamer Wrecked - Lorain, Ohio, Oct. 20th - The steamer Sheldon is reported wrecked five miles east of this harbor. She has a crew of twenty men aboard, two men are reported drowned. It is said that tugs are unable to rescue the others. The steamer Wisconsin is on the rocks south of this harbor. She may be saved. Tugs are trying to release her with difficulty.



The steamer India and consort Burmah cleared for Fort William.

The steambarge Navajo is at Richardsons' elevator with general cargo, from Montreal and way ports.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville down last night; steamer Picton up today; steamer Hamilton due down tonight; steamer Aletha, bay ports.

M.T. company wharf: steamer Turret Chief from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat; tug Emerson from Oswego with three coal-laden barges and cleared for Montreal.

Craig's wharf: steamer Waterlily up last night; propellor Persia down yesterday; steamer Alexandria due up tonight; schooner Theodore Voges cleared yesterday for Big Sodus.

The steamer Turret Crown again had part of her wheat cargo damaged on her trip from Fort William to Kingston, this week, and yesterday discharged 500 bushels of the damaged wheat at Richardsons' elevator, that firm having purchased it. At the beginning of the season a Kingston captain was released from this steamer on account of some of its cargo being damaged. No better success has attended the steamer since, its cargo being more or less damaged on all its trips. Three weeks ago it had 500 bushels damaged when it reached here.

p.4 Reached Port Leaking Badly - Southampton, Ont., Oct. 20th - The schooner Kathadin, lumber laden from Parry Sound for Sarnia, arrived here early this morning, leaking badly. She is now full of water and resting easily on the bottom of the harbor.

p.5 Storm So Fierce - Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 20th - At noon the Detroit and Buffalo line steamer, due in port this morning, was reported about a mile outside the breakwater. She had left the shelter of Long Point, and was trying to make this port. The storm was so fierce that she could not get inside the breakwater, and she started up the lake again.

p.7 Wolfe Island News - Oct. 19th - W.A. Allinson sustained a heavy loss here lately, by his coal shed bursting and letting the contents in the river. He has already been able to save over half of the coal and is still busy working at the rest...... The steamer Islander's receipts for September show something over one thousand dollars.

p.8 The City of Erie - Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 20th - The big passenger steamer City of Erie, from Buffalo, arrived here today, two hours late. Her figurehead was torn off, window panes in the cabins were broken, and many other evidences were shown of the heavy weather she had encountered. The officers say that the gale was one of the worst experienced in many months. The wind registered a velocity of seventy miles early today.

Steamer In The Storm - The steamer New Island Wanderer was watched with interest, this afternoon, as it ran out into the harbor in the teeth of a gale and amid a rolling sea. Capt. Allen took the little steamer around by Swift's wharf and made the turn, protected from the heavy seas by Craig's wharf. The Wanderer went around Point Frederick in good form, lurching very little, as she has the speed to carry her along at a good rate.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1905